Printed Board Troubleshooting according to the IPC-9121 Training and Certification
The IPC-9121 is a handbook published by IPC with the title Troubleshooting for Printed Board Fabrication Processes. It provides the problems that might occur in PB manufacturing, possible causes and corrective actions. The IPC-9121 follows the different stages of bare board manufacturing. Each stage has its proper paragraph. It goes way back even to design issues. Furthermore there a lot of pictures to help identifying the problem that occurred.
The document not only talks about the possible issues, in chapter 1 the proper way of troubleshooting is explained. It learns you how to effectively solve problems by a structured routine. The 8 steps to find the cause of a problem and to solve that are discussed in this chapter should lead you to the solution.
And the document itself is structured as well. In 13 chapters it goes into all stages of bare board manufacturing and even starts with issues related to the design and documentation. Next it goes into the artwork and imaging, handling and storage, base materials etc.. I some cases there is even a picture showing the defect.
During this training the trainer will also refer to other standards on bare boards like for instance IPC-A-600, IPC-6012 and IPC-6013.
The Printed Board Troubleshooting according to the IPC-9121 Training and Certification is suitable for the following target group:
You are confronted with defects in bare boards and want to know what it is, why it is there and how to avoid these defects in the future? Then this Printed Board Troubleshooting according to the IPC-9121 Training is the perfect training for you. No matter how experienced you are, you will always find information in here you were not aware of. In the training we will follow the structure of the document, all subjects will be discussed, providing you with a lot of reference information for a later moment when confronted with a specific issue.
Application of Printed Board Troubleshooting according to the IPC-9121 Training and Certification.
This IPC-9121 is a document which is different from the other documents we know from IPC. Actually it is not typical a document which you take and read through form start to end. It actually is more of a reference document which, the moment you are confronted with a certain issue, you would take it and check out the information specific for the situation at hand. For this reason it is a good idea to follow this training, because then you will be confronted with all chapters and later, once issues occur you might remember that this is a topic of the IPC-9121. So typically this would be a document to always have at hand and standby at the shelf for the moment you need it.
The added value of the Printed Board Troubleshooting according to the IPC-9121 Training and Certification.
Failures made at the PB process leading to defects in the bare boards cost money, sometimes really serious money, and even being sued and going to court could be in it. It is in the interest of a board manufacturer to avoid failures and defects. But then you have to know what is the cause. And of course it would be great to know how to avoid these defects in the future. This is exactly where the IPC-9121 comes in. And this training will go into the themes and topics in this document. So investing a little time and money in this training could safe you much more afterwards.